USCIS Form G-1256, Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview, is an official form used by qualified persons not speaking English and requiring an interpreter's assistance during a USCIS interview. An interviewing officer at the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) interview is to confirm and document the presence of an interpreter, noting that everyone engaged in the meeting has agreed to the rules stated in the form. A Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview is issued by the Department of Homeland Security, with the most recent update on August 2015.
A Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview also reserves the right for an interviewing officer to reject the interpreter's presence at the interview at their discretion. In this case, you may request another interpreter and reschedule an interview or voluntarily proceed without an interpreter's assistance.
Please refer to the official USCIS Instructions for Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview, also issued by the Department of Homeland Security and available on the USCIS web page.
It is very important not to sign Form G-1256 until the interview. All signatures have to be signed at the beginning of an interview in the presence of an interviewing officer.
A fillable Form G-1256 is available for download below.